Exclusive Interview: Detroit’s own “The Captain” Jack Sparrow Impersonator and Rock Star Hairstylist NIKKI BLACK!

Nikki Black

Nikki Black in Detroit

Nikki Black is a wildman. He is “The Captain” Jack Sparrow look-a-like wearing cowboy boots, black jean jacket, long dark hair, dark beard, black nail polish and eyeliner. Hilarious individual, very prompt, oddly responsible, loves entertaining families as “The Captain” Jack Sparrow. Nikki is a high-intensity mix of Lebanese & Polish and a fast-talking whirlwind of a character.

“I’m a Sagittarius, so I like to talk. I was born on December 19th, the Day of the Hellraisers. I had the typical middle class American family rounded out by dealing with family alcoholism as a youth. I grew up in the 1980’s, was a hellraiser, and had kids at 30. I was a train-wreck until then. My kids saved me, having kids seriously saved my life and they’re beautiful and I love them. The cycle of my youth was never continued with my children. My kids are my proudest achievement.”


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Ride the Missile: British Chariot MANNED TORPEDOS from WWII!


British Chariot manned torpedo!

Catch a ride on an underwater missile! Guide a missile to your enemy by driving it right to him (“Hello, missile delivery”). Don’t mind the explosives housed in the nose-cone.

(c) Johne Makin; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Manned Torpedos

During World War II, the Italians, Germans and Brits all used ‘manned torpedos’ but the British Chariots were the best. You could ride the missile for up to 4 hours at 4 knots.


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ExoSuit: $600,000 Wearable Submarine!


ExoSuit wearable submarine!

Ever fantasized, like Captain Zissou, about being able to breathe underwater? Well now you can! For up to 50 hours, anyway.


ExoSuit ExoHead

Made in July 2014 by Vancouver-based Nuytco Research Company, the ExoSuit wearable submarine, took 15 years to develop and retails for $600,000.

ExoSuit body

ExoSuit body

The aluminum alloy ExoSuit weighs 530lbs and allows humans to dive 1,000 feet underwater and stay under for up to 50 hours thanks to the in-suit carbon dioxide scrubber. The suit is actually jet-powered via 4 x 1.6 HP thrusters and it only takes 10 minutes to dive to the bottom of the ocean!



ExoSuit features HD video, sonar, fiber optics, Imagenex miniature 852 scanning sonar, LED lights and can connect to a surface vessel via 1,250ft long umbilical cord with a breaking strength of 7200lbs.


The Pseudopod creature from The Abyss

Thankfully, in case you encounter the gelatinous pseudopod creature from The Abyss whilst exploring the bottom of the ocean, the suit offers emergency umbilical and thruster jettison capabilities.

Buy the EXOSUIT from Nuytco Research Co.


The Pseudopod creature scene from The Abyss

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